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Why does my homepage keep resetting itself to a search engine, and how do I fix it?

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I have recently been trying to change my homepage, but it keeps resetting to http://start.explore.cm How do I fix this problem?

I have recently been trying to change my homepage, but it keeps resetting to http://start.explore.cm How do I fix this problem?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Detector for the Onlive Game Client
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • wpidetector
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.18) Gecko/20110614 Firefox/3.6.18

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.18
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Java Console
6.0.26
false
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0026-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
AVG Safe Search
10.0.0.1390
true
{1E73965B-8B48-48be-9C8D-68B920ABC1C4}
EPUBReader
1.4.1.0
true
{5384767E-00D9-40E9-B72F-9CC39D655D6F}
SocialSkinz
1.2.6
false
{D76756D1-E961-406C-9353-55A0AB42DADC}
Plugin
1.2.5
false
{ffbb4527-987f-4a42-bcb5-9d90255d5cc0}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.newlifeboxerrescue.com/Dogs2011/Harley062711.html
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.18
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.18
keyword.URL
http://notfound.explore.cm/search?u={D093F4C8-1106-476E-B037-2BA521F4529C}&q=
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1309974037
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

Helpful Reply

-> click Firefox button and click Options -> General -> When Firefox starts : select "Show My Home Page" -> Type the address of the website which you want to be your HomePage e.g. http://www.google.com

-> click Firefox button and click Options -> Content -> place Checkmarks on: 1) Block Pop-up windows 2) Load images automatically

-> click Firefox button and click Options -> Privacy -> History section -> Firefox will: select "Remember History" "

-> click Firefox button and click Options -> Security -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Warn me when sites try to install add-ons 2) Block reported attack sites 3) Block reported web forgeries

-> click Firefox button and click Options -> Advanced -> General -> Remove Checkmark from Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page

-> Click OK on Options window -> Restart Firefox

Check and tell if its working.

-> click '''Firefox''' button and click '''Options''' -> General -> '''When Firefox starts : select "Show My Home Page"''' -> Type the address of the website which you want to be your HomePage e.g. http://www.google.com -> click '''Firefox''' button and click '''Options''' -> Content -> place Checkmarks on: 1) Block Pop-up windows 2) Load images automatically -> click '''Firefox''' button and click '''Options''' -> Privacy -> History section -> '''Firefox will: select "Remember History"''' "''' -> click '''Firefox''' button and click '''Options''' -> Security -> place Checkmarks on: 1) Warn me when sites try to install add-ons 2) Block reported attack sites 3) Block reported web forgeries -> click '''Firefox''' button and click '''Options''' -> Advanced -> General -> Remove Checkmark from '''Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page''' -> Click OK on Options window -> Restart Firefox Check and tell if its working.

Modified by Hasan

Question owner

All that stuff was already done but thanks for trying to help mha007 :)

All that stuff was already done but thanks for trying to help mha007 :)
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

Helpful Reply

Preferences are not saved * https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Preferences%20are%20not%20saved * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved Check and tell if its working.